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Barron Trump, 11, has said goodbye to Trump Tower and moved into the White House.

First Lady Melania Trump announced the transition on Twitter, writing, “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home #Movingday.”

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been home to several “first kids,” who are in the public eye almost as much as their parents. They dictate fashion trends, appear on their parents’ behalf at embassies around the world, and sometimes host senior prom in the White House East Room.

But when the first family departs their famous address, the spotlight typically turns away from them. Here’s what the first kids of the past are up to today.

Melissa Stanger contributed reporting to a previous version of this article.

Caroline Kennedy is seen as a possible candidate for a congressional seat in New York.

Daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy

After a lifetime of training in diplomacy, Caroline Kennedy served for three years as the US ambassador to Japan. During her tenure, former President Barack Obama strengthened his relationship with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Caroline stepped down in January 2017.

The former attorney also serves as honorary president of the JFK Presidential Library and has written nine best-selling books on constitutional law, American history, and poetry.

In May 2017, the New York Daily News reported that Kennedy is considered a 2018 run for a congressional seat in New York, but those rumors are unconfirmed.

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb advocates for equal rights for women and minorities.

Daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

At 73, former First Lady of Virginia Lynda Bird Johnson Robb is the oldest living child of a US president. In the ’70s she chaired the President’s Advisory Committee for Women to help carry out President Jimmy Carter’s mandate to promote gender equality. 

Robb, whose father signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act, gave a speech at the 50th anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington and attended the remembrance banquet for the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” assault in Selma, Alabama.

Luci Baines Johnson chaired the private holding company her mother founded 70 years ago.

Daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Like mother, like daughter: Luci Baines Johnson took the helm at LBJ Asset Management Partners in the late ’80s and turned the business around in the midst of economic crisis.

She makes dozens of speeches each year to support the causes that were close to her family. In February 2017, she attended a gathering in Austin, Texas, to show support for the Muslim community there. A marcher who met Luci shared a post about their encounter that went viral. 

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